Withdrawal of Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; DaimlerChrysler, 53713-53714 [05-17843]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Notices operation parameters on the number of plies in the tire. In addition, the tires are certified to meet all the performance requirements of FMVSS No. 119 and all other informational markings as required by FMVSS No. 119 are present. Cooper has corrected the problem. In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that the petitioner has met its burden of persuasion that the noncompliance described is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Cooper’s petition is granted and the petitioner is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the noncompliance. (Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8) Issued on: September 2, 2005. Ronald L. Medford, Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety. [FR Doc. 05–17906 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA 2005–21928; Notice 2] Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper) has determined that certain tires it manufactured during 2004 and 2005 do not comply with S6.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, ‘‘New pneumatic tires for vehicles other than passenger cars.’’ Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Cooper has petitioned for a determination that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance Reports.’’ Notice of receipt of a petition was published, with a 30-day comment period, on July 29, 2005 in the Federal Register (70 FR 43935). NHTSA received no comments. Cooper produced approximately 15,692 Cooper brand tires during the period from October 3, 2004 through April 9, 2005 that do not comply with FMVSS No. 119, S6.5(f). S6.5(f) of FMVSS No. 119 requires that each tire shall be marked with ‘‘[t]he actual number of plies * * * in the sidewall and, if different, in the tread area.’’ The noncompliant tires were marked ‘‘tread 2 ply steel + 3 ply polyester; sidewall 3 VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:19 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 ply polyester.’’ The correct marking should read ‘‘tread 1 ply nylon, 2 ply steel + 3 ply polyester; sidewall 3 ply polyester.’’ Cooper believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. Cooper states that ‘‘the incorrect number of tread plies on each tire does not present a safety-related defect. In addition to having the number of tread plies marked on the sidewall, the subject tires have an additional nylon tread ply.’’ Cooper states that the tires comply with all other requirements of FMVSS No. 119. The Transportation Recall, Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act (Pub. L. 106–414) required, among other things, that the agency initiate rulemaking to improve tire label information. In response, the agency published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in the Federal Register on December 1, 2000 (65 FR 75222). The agency received more than 20 comments on the tire labeling information required by 49 CFR 571.109 and 119, Part 567, Part 574, and Part 575. In addition, the agency conducted a series of focus groups, as required by the TREAD Act, to examine consumer perceptions and understanding of tire labeling. Few of the focus group participants had knowledge of tire labeling beyond the tire brand name, tire size, and tire pressure. Based on the information obtained from comments to the ANPRM and the consumer focus groups, we have concluded that it is likely that few consumers have been influenced by the tire construction information (number of plies and cord material in the sidewall and tread plies) provided on the tire label when deciding to buy a motor vehicle or tire. Therefore, the agency agrees with Cooper’s statement that the incorrect markings in this case do not present a serious safety concern.1 There is no effect of the noncompliance on the operational safety of vehicles on which these tires are mounted. In the agency’s judgment, the incorrect labeling of the tire construction information will have an inconsequential effect on motor vehicle safety because most consumers do not base tire purchases or vehicle operation parameters on the number of plies in the tire. In addition, the tires are certified to meet all the performance 1 This decision is limited to its specific facts. As some commenters on the ANPRM noted, the existence of steel in a tire’s sidewall can be relevant to the manner in which it should be repaired or retreaded. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53713 requirements of FMVSS No. 119 and all other informational markings as required by FMVSS No. 119 are present. Cooper has corrected the problem. In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that the petitioner has met its burden of persuasion that the noncompliance described is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Cooper’s petition is granted and the petitioner is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the noncompliance. (Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8) Issued on: September 2, 2005. Ronald L. Medford, Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety. [FR Doc. 05–17907 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Withdrawal of Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; DaimlerChrysler National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of petition for exemption. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice withdraws the petition by DaimlerChrysler Corporation (DaimlerChrysler) for an exemption from the parts marking requirements of the vehicle theft prevention standard for the Jeep Liberty vehicle line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rosalind Proctor, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor’s phone number is (202) 366– 0846. Her fax number is (202) 493–2290. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a petition dated March 30, 2005, DaimlerChrysler requested an exemption from the parts marking requirements of the theft prevention standard (49 CFR part 541) for the Jeep Liberty vehicle line, beginning with model year (MY) 2006. The petition requested an exemption from the parts marking requirements pursuant to 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard, based on the installation of an antitheft device as standard equipment for the entire vehicle line. On July 12, 2005, the agency granted in full the petition of E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 53714 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Notices DaimlerChrysler for exemption of the Jeep Liberty from the parts marking requirements beginning with the 2006 model year. (See 70 FR 40103). Subsequently, DaimlerChrysler requested the agency to withdraw its petition for exemption for the Jeep Liberty vehicle line. This notice acknowledges DaimlerChrysler’s request for withdrawal of its March 30, 2005 petition for exemption. Accordingly, the Jeep Liberty vehicle line remains subject to the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: September 1, 2005. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 05–17843 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] exemption of the Ford Thunderbird from the parts marking requirements beginning with the 2006 model year. (See 70 FR 12780). Ford informed the agency by letter dated August 5, 2005, that it was withdrawing its petition for exemption for the Ford Thunderbird vehicle line. Ford also stated that it will discontinue production of the Thunderbird vehicle line effective the end of the 2005 MY. This notice acknowledges Ford’s request for withdrawal of its December 5, 2004 petition for exemption. Accordingly, the Ford Thunderbird vehicle line will remain subject to the parts marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541 until production ends. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. BILLING CODE 4910–59–P Issued on: September 1, 2005. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 05–17842 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4910–59–P National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Withdrawal of Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of petition for exemption. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice withdraws the petition by Ford Motor Company (Ford) for an exemption from the parts marking requirements of the vehicle theft prevention standard for the Ford Thunderbird vehicle line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rosalind Proctor, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor’s phone number is (202) 366– 0846. Her fax number is (202) 493–2290. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a petition dated December 20, 2004, Ford requested an exemption from the parts marking requirements of the theft prevention standard (49 CFR part 541) for the Ford Thunderbird vehicle line, beginning with model year (MY) 2006. The petition requested an exemption from the parts marking requirements pursuant to 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard, based on the installation of an antitheft device as standard equipment for the entire vehicle line. The agency granted in full the petition of Ford for VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:19 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Internal Revenue Service [REG–253578–96] which may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification. Correction of Publication Accordingly, the publication of the comment request for REG–253578–96, which was the subject of FR Doc. 05– 16609, is corrected as follows: 1. On page 49010 and 49011, columns 3 and 1 respectively, under the caption SUMMARY, lines 15 through 17 on page 40910, and lines 1 and 2 on page 40911, the language ‘‘Group Health Plans; and temporary regulation (TD 8716) Interim Rules for Health Insurance Portability for Group Health Plans (54.9801–3T, 54.9801–4T, 54.98015T, and 54.9801– 6T).’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Group Health Plans and Rules for Health Insurance Portability for Group Health Plans.’’. 2. On page 49011, column 1, under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, lines 1 through 4, the language ‘‘Title: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Health Insurance Portability for Group Health Plans, and temporary regulation, Interim Rules for Health Insurance’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Title: Health Insurance Portability for Group Health Plans, and Rules for Health Insurance’’. Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project; Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correction to notice and request for comments. Cynthia E. Grigsby, Acting Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedures and Administration). [FR Doc. E5–4898 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P AGENCY: This document contains corrections to a notice and request for comments, which was published in the Federal Register on Monday, August 22, 2005 (70 FR 49010). This notice relates to the Department of the Treasury’s invitation to the general public and other Federal agencies to take the opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allan Hopkins, (202) 622–6665 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The notice and request for comments that is the subject of these corrections is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Need for Correction As published, the comment request for REG–253578–96 contains errors PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Area 7 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Alaska, California, Hawaii, and Nevada) Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Amended notice. SUMMARY: The open meeting of the Area 7 committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel that was published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2005, has been rescheduled. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. The TAP will use citizen input to make recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2005. DATES: E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 174 (Friday, September 9, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53713-53714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17843]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Withdrawal of Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor 
Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; DaimlerChrysler

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of petition for exemption.

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SUMMARY: This notice withdraws the petition by DaimlerChrysler 
Corporation (DaimlerChrysler) for an exemption from the parts marking 
requirements of the vehicle theft prevention standard for the Jeep 
Liberty vehicle line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rosalind Proctor, Office of 
International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 400 
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor's phone number 
is (202) 366-0846. Her fax number is (202) 493-2290.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a petition dated March 30, 2005, 
DaimlerChrysler requested an exemption from the parts marking 
requirements of the theft prevention standard (49 CFR part 541) for the 
Jeep Liberty vehicle line, beginning with model year (MY) 2006. The 
petition requested an exemption from the parts marking requirements 
pursuant to 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention 
Standard, based on the installation of an antitheft device as standard 
equipment for the entire vehicle line. On July 12, 2005, the agency 
granted in full the petition of

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DaimlerChrysler for exemption of the Jeep Liberty from the parts 
marking requirements beginning with the 2006 model year. (See 70 FR 
40103). Subsequently, DaimlerChrysler requested the agency to withdraw 
its petition for exemption for the Jeep Liberty vehicle line.
    This notice acknowledges DaimlerChrysler's request for withdrawal 
of its March 30, 2005 petition for exemption. Accordingly, the Jeep 
Liberty vehicle line remains subject to the parts-marking requirements 
of 49 CFR part 541.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 
1.50.

    Issued on: September 1, 2005.
Stephen R. Kratzke,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 05-17843 Filed 9-8-05; 8:45 am]
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